Friday, June 3, 2011

Celebration VI announced

Celebration VI was announced yesterday. The big "Star Wars" convention will take place in Orlando again, from Aug. 23 to 25, 2012.

That gives people more than a year to plan. I don't know for certain whether I'll be able to go, given vacation scheduling, budgeting and whatnot, but I've booked a tentative room and hope everything will work out.

The timing also gives me a year to finish my droid, or at least to reach a point that passes for finished in this group. That means feet, a finished dome, greeblies and all the outer features that give this creature of wood, styrene, metal and glue the appearance of being R2-D2. I don't know of any builder who thinks of such a droid as being completely done. There always will be internal foot motors and lights and servos and radio control units to add, and now 3-2-3 mechanisms, periscope lifters and perhaps even XBee modules.